Tibar Bay has been identified for constructing a new greenfield port, which shall, in future, handle all containers and break bulk traffic for the country’s growing demand.
Navigation and mooring
As maritime traffic increases, ship safety along coasts and the operability of ship manoeuvres in harbours are becoming ever more important issues. Artelia has studied mooring and shiphandling problems for some sixty years and developed an original study centre, Port Revel, which has become a shiphandling training centre of international repute. Thanks to the know-how of the centre's instructors and some extremely powerful numerical models for simulating shiphandling and performing hydrodynamic calculations of ship stability at berth, Artelia is helping to improve the design and performance of the ports and terminals of the future, optimise dredging operations and safeguard approach routes to ports.
The port of Tema, which handles 70% of Ghana’s commercial activities, is looking to increase its container capacity by 3.5 million TEU.
The landing stage in Pauillac accommodates oil tankers measuring 110 to 200 m (6,000 to 40,000 dwt).
However, the current mooring conditions at the landing stage do not allow all ships to be moored suitably. About 30% of ships cannot be accommodated.